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Trump announces formation of own media company, social platform to counter censorship

The network is designed as a mission to "give a voice to all," Trump said.

Published: October 20, 2021 9:16pm

Updated: October 20, 2021 10:01pm

Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday night the formation of a new media and entertainment company that soon will launch a social platform named "TRUTH Social,” seeking to shake up a media landscape often hostile to him and his supporters.

The network is part of Trump Media & Technology Group.

“I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech," Trump said in a statement announcing the network. "We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable. I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon."

The new media group has tapped as its leader Scott St. John, the executive producer of popular programs “Deal or No Deal’ and “America’s Got Talent,” and who has produced more than 1,000 hours of Network and Cable TV.

Jason Miller, the CEO of GETTR social media, offered his support to Trump for starting the new endeavor.

"Congratulations to President Trump for re-entering the social media fray!" Miller wrote in a statement. "Now Facebook and Twitter will lose even more market share. President Trump has always been a great deal-maker, but we just couldn't come to terms on a deal." 

The network is designed as a mission to "give a voice to all," Trump said.

The 45th president said he’ll also be launching a subscription news and entertainment platform.

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